Street Fighter X Tekken is in collaboration between Namco and Capcom. It is a crossover fighting game for the Xbox which released in March 2012. The game features cartoon like graphics that give it a unique look. The characters are those from both the games, namely Tekken and Street Fighter. The game involves choosing two characters for each player and facing each other off to a fight to the finish. These dual tag team matches have a simple objective, knock out the opponents in the opposite force. The game features both multiplayer and Single player modes and this increases its replay quotient greatly.
The single player mode has a story with a plot to it. The plot per say revolves around an object called Pandora. The object has a mysterious power about it that infuses any beings in conflict with immense power. The game Street Fighter X Tekken is a direct partnership between Namco and Capcom. However, since the game has been actively developed by Capcom, the gameplay features their more cartoon like 2D style of fighting. It also involves projectile movements very unlike the Tekken style of gameplay that primarily involve special moves with no power projectiles or teleportation.
Tekken X Street Fighter on the other hand, is a game actively being developed with Namco’s Tekken style of 3D fighting. In Street Fighter X Tekken, Namco is mainly only licensing the characters from Tekken to Capcom. One of the unique systems in the game is the Gem power ups that augment the strength and powers of the player. Various character attributes are also increased by the Pandora Mode.
Being a game that has been developed by Capcom, Street Fighter X Tekken is similar when it comes to gameplay to that of the famous Street Fighter series. In the game, the player takes control of two characters and fights until one of them loses their health. Unlike other cross over fighting games, in Street Fighter X Tekken, the player does not simply change players when one runs out of energy. Like in Tekken Tag Tournament, the first player to lose the health from the health bar, loses. Thus, the winner is determined by the number of rounds won.
With Street Fighter X Tekken, the long awaited dream match-up between the two giants in the fighting genre has become a reality. The game delivers the ultimate in tag team matches while featuring iconic characters from both the games. The game engine used is that of Street Fighter 4 which has been refined to suit the styles of both Tekken and SF players. Take advantage of the robust online modes and other features on Street Fighter X Tekken to enjoy a wholesome gameplay. The game, for the XBox-360 has a PEGI rating of 12.